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Do the cO2 bubbles start coming immediately?
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kittyclover
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PostPosted: 2005.09.04(Sun)16:41    Post subject: Do the cO2 bubbles start coming immediately? Reply with quote

I made a DIY co2 thingy with a pop bottle and a diffuser with the bottom of a pop bottle. I have it set up with the yeast solution in the bottle but I have yet to see bubbles coming out form the air tubing? How long does it take to become pressurized in the bottle? Its been 5 mins since I set it up and no bubbles
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WilbyZ
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PostPosted: 2005.09.05(Mon)2:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

5 minutes is not long enough for the fermation process to begin, let alone building up enough gas pressure to push the bubbles out Smile

Leave it for about 3 - 4 days and you should see some improvements.
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PostPosted: 2005.09.05(Mon)4:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

G'day kittyclover,

I use this recipe,

1 teaspoon of yeast
3 cups of sugar
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1.5 lts of water

I mix the yeast with 150ml on warmish water and let sit (this will give a kick start to the yeast) while I mix the sugar, baking soda & rest of the water in a 2lt bottle then add the yeast/water mix. I start to get bubbles to the tank in about 10-15mins (a bit longer if it is cold). This mix gives me appox 20 bubbles per minute and last a bout 2 weeks, the bubble count will start to fall off by 2 -4 b/m at about 10 to 12 days & down to around 15 b/m by day 14.

My target is to have 30ppm CO2 in my tank which takes about 35 b/m, so I have 2 bottles in series & change 1 bottle every 7 days. This much CO2 also drops my pH down to 6.6 from 7.4

Hope this helps

buz2au
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PostPosted: 2005.09.05(Mon)14:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

I figured out why there were no bubbles the pop lid where I connected the tubing had a small leak. I sealed it with Goop household sealant for bathrooms. Now I get a bubble every 2 sec Razz
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